Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday - can't live with it, can't shoot it.

It's really not THAT bad a Monday. It's not as bad as several of my days last week. But someone's got to be the scapegoat, and who better than Monday, right?

I've had a chronic computer issue for several weeks now, in that I can't get on-line with my main laptop. This is frustrating the hell out of me, because I am used to being able to do all my work, promo, networking, etc. from one computer - that one. I have all my photos and files, my excerpts on there.

I've been making do by working from my desktop computer at work, and from my husband's computer at home, but really....this is driving me nuts! I want everything back in one central location again. (And I want it NOW! *stamps foot*)

We're going to put in a call to an old employee of ours who was always very good at this stuff, and see if some beer and maybe a dinner won't entice him to take a look at my baby.

Wish me luck?


Galen Kindley said...

You know, Elle, another tactic might be to just opt for a new computer. This is the perfect justification.

"You know it's not me, honey. I NEVER buy anything new. I'm perfectly happy with this old rag of a dead-butt laptop. Of course, you do have the new truck--and deserve it, sweetie. I'll just continue to suffer."

Places back of hand to forehead...discreetly of course.

Hey, it could work.
Best Regards, Galen

Elle Parker said...

LOL!! Oh, if only we had the money....

I have a hunch there's another hard-drive reformat in my future.


Karen Walker said...

Oh, Elle, I so empathize. I get crazed when the computer doesn't work right. Best of luck to you.


AlanChinWriter said...

There is nothing quite so frustrating as a technical problem that I don't have a clue how to fix. It really drives me up a wall. I understand completely.

Alan Chin
Writer, Island Song

Alexis Grant said...

Good luck! It's always so frustrating when it's something stupidly logistical that's keeping you from being productive.

Which reminds me: I need a new computer, too. Bring on the book advance!

Karen Brees said...

New computers are fun. They have clean screens and haven't yet learned to be disobedient. Go for it!
I may be out of cell phone range for the next 12 days. I will respond as I am able.

K. A. Laity said...

I just got a new netbook, but it hasn't arrived yet. I figure it will be safer than traveling with my MacBook which is what I do most of my work on. Even though I back up to multiple locations, I like working on my MacBook, so if there were to be a problem with it, I would be upset. When my old G4 died, I was crushed!